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can I take famotidine with omeprazole

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Barrios
22 years experience Child Psychiatry
In some cases: this may be indicated. I want to be clear that this is by any stretch of the imagination NOT a recommendation. What I do recommend is that you ta ... Read More
Dr. William Schmidt
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Maybe: Although there are no drug interactions between the two. I think you should ask you physicain before you do it.
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Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Under MD direction: Famotidine, an H2-receptor antagonist with rapid acid control, when combined with omeprazole, a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) with long-lasting anti-sec ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Not as good: It is of a weaker class of medicine than omeprazole. It is common that omeprazole works when famotidine does not.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Famotidine: Famotidine (pepcid) is available otc as a 20mg tablet. Prescription strength is 40mg per day. It is always a good idea to ask your pharmacist to run a ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prefer Pepcid (famotidine): Omeprazole (prilosec) is category c, Famotidine (pepcid) is category b & therefore considered safer to take in pregnancy. Like everything else, check ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
24 years experience Family Medicine
Different classes: Not sure if you're on medication for Osteoporosis as those can actually make reflux symptoms worse. Either Pepcid (famotidine) or Omeprazole may be he ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
If a: Doctor prescribes these OTC medications do what she/he says!!!! The pharmacist has to "stick to labels"!!!!!!!!!! Hope this helps Dr Z
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
In an hour.: Maximum effect for the pepcid (famotidine) takes 3 hours and for the prilosec takes 2 hours. I hope this helps. If you still have concerns about this ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
If prescribed by...: ... A doctor, this is an appropriate combination.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends on...: ...dose, frequency /duration of use, & drug tolerance but in general the PPI (proton pump inhibitor) class of acid blockers (like omeprazole) is m ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Same basic medicine: no logic- just stop. Same basic chemical .

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